King & Queen of the Mountain

Lincoln Gap King & Queen of the Mountain

2018 Results for Lincoln Gap Challenge: DOWNLOAD

Inspired by the bucket-list LAMB (Lincoln Gap, Appalachian Gap, Middlebury Gap, and Brandon Gap) gap ride we created the toughest mixed surface Fondo in the northeast. After a successful inaugural event, we felt there needed to be something unique to inspire our participants. We discovered the profile of many of our riders suited a challenge. In 2015, we introduced the King & Queen of the Mountain (KOM & QOM) segments. The real test will come on Lincoln Gap, with a 24% maximum grade and an average grade of 15%, the east side of Lincoln Gap is reported to be the steepest paved mile in the U.S., according to Bicycling Magazine (June 2008). Just recently, GCN included the Lincoln Gap as one of the top 9 steepest climbs in the World! Don’t forget to turn on your Strava. Good luck.

This year we introduce the Lincoln Gap Challenge! We will be timing the Lincoln Gap and awarding trophies for the top three men and women.


Lincoln Gap Named in top 9 Steepest Climbs in the World


The Strava Club Challenges

One Man and one Woman will be awarded a VTGF custom trophy for each of these challenges*.

Distance Challenge

  • TBD

Elevation Challenge

  • TBD

JOIN THE VTGF STRAVA CLUB TO PARTICIPATE
*You must be registered to participate in the VTGF in order to win. Winners will be presented at the event on June 29th, 2019 during the After Party.


Lincoln Gap KOM/QOM Challenge

This segment is timed during the event as part of the official timing. Top three men and women in the Gran Course will be awarded a Lincoln Gap Challenge custom trophy.

  • Distance – 1.3 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,363 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,422 ft
  • Elevation Difference – 1,059 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Max Grade – 26%*
  • Average Grade 15%
  • Paved Climb, Paved & Gravel Decent

Course resources

  • Lincoln Gap KOM details on Strava

Appalachian Gap Strava Segment

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 2.7 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,194 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,357 ft
  • Elevation Difference 1,163 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Max grade – 26%*
  • Average Grade – 8%
  • Full Paved Surface

Course Links

  • Appalachian Gap KOM details on Strava
  • Preview the view from the top – VIEW

Middlebury Gap Strava Segment

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 3.1 miles
  • Start Elevation – 1,128 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,145 ft
  • Elevation Difference – 1,018 ft
  • Category 3 climb
  • Average Grade 6%
  • Paved Surface

Course Links

  • Middlebury Gap KOM – west to east details on Strava

Brandon Gap Strava Segment (not part of 2019 course)

This segment is for personal use to compare your results against others.

Stats

  • Distance – 3.2 miles
  • Start Elevation – 980 ft
  • Max Elevation – 2,158 ft
  • Elevation Difference – 1,178 ft
  • Category 2 climb
  • Average Grade 7%
  • Paved Surface

Course Links

  • Brandon Gap KOM – west to east details on Strava
 *Statistics according to STRAVA results.

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